Tag: Amazon

2019.04.12 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to last week in digital media. GENERAL It has been over 3 years since Facebook introduced reactions, and now Linked In is following suit. Linked In is rolling out reactions (Like, Celebrate, Love, Insightful, Curious). Reactions are rolling out now and will be available globally. details are starting to firm on Pinterest’s IPO, with an expected share price of… Read more →

2019.02.15 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Apple is rumored to be close to launching a Netflix-style magazine subscription service (off the back of the Texture acquisition last year). Reports put it at being announced this March. The WSJ reports (paywall) that Apple will be seeking to take a 50/50 split on the subscriptions which publishers are resisting. There is no word… Read more →

2018.09.21 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media. Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL The biggest news of the week broke on Saturday, with Bloomberg reporting that there is draft White House Executive Order that would investigate whether the major tech companies and social platforms have breached antitrust laws. By Sunday, the Whitehouse has distanced itself from… Read more →

2018.09.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Another busy week, here’s the news from last week in digital media: General Amazon is retiring the names Amazon Media Group and Amazon Advertising Platform (the latter will now be known as Amazon DSP) rebranding their ad business “Amazon Advertising”. UM client, BMW have announced their in-car own voice assistant. The assistant is compatible with other assistants like Alexa, and will… Read more →

2018.08.10 Last Week in Digital Media

Editorial The biggest moment digital media moment of the year occurred last week (bigger than GDPR), when Apple, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify and YouTube removed pages and content published by Infowars. It was finally an acknowledgment that platforms need to exercise the same sort of editorial controls as publishers. The hold-out was twitter. Twitter’s CEO defended their inaction, saying he wouldn’t take “one-off short-term… Read more →

2018.07.27 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s Q2 reporting season, so amongst the last week in digital media news, I’ll also provide a bit more details on Alphabet an, Facebook’s Q2 Results as they tell very different stories about consumers and digital advertising. Alphabet Q2 Results Alphabet reported better than expected Q2 results (full details). Revenue US$32.7B, a 26% increase on a year ago. Advertising counted for… Read more →